Planned electrical works on Sunday 27 October – Update

Our electrical work has been completed as planned and The National Archives will be open as normal to the public from 9am on Tuesday 29 October.


We are working with UK Power Networks on Sunday 27 October on planned electrical works that will require both buildings at The National Archives to be powered down. The work is due to be completed by 14:00 that day, at which point our Estates team will monitor all the remedial work which is required as the power is switched back on. This allows us to undertake statutory five-year electrical maintenance.

We do not anticipate any issues. However, to ensure that we are prepared for all eventualities, relevant staff at The National Archives will be on standby. They are working on plans to ensure that the building will be able to open as quickly as possible if we encounter any issues.

Please do check our website and social media platforms on Sunday 27 October and Monday 28 October for further information, and to ensure that all works have been successfully completed and that we will open as usual on Tuesday 29 October. We do not want anyone to have a wasted journey. Our website and Discovery, our online catalogue, will be unaffected by these works.